Write On

I've been buying No. 2 pencils and pretty stationery lately. I've written a few letters, but it's a difficult habit to form. I want to write more.

4th Year Studio

Some Lovely Things

I'm making a functional piece for the Salvage Show that is about letter writing, so today I've been collecting quotes about the fading art.

Here are some of my favorites.

Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls; for, thus friends absent speak. John Donne

A letter is a blessing, a great and all-too-rare privilege that can turn a private moment into an exalted experience. Alexandra Stoddard

A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend. Emily Dickinson

Letters are like wine; if they are sound they ripen with keeping. A man should lay down letters as he does a cellar of wine. Samuel Butler

A person who can write a long letter with ease, cannot write ill. Jane Austen

Poets don’t draw. They unravel their handwriting and then tie it up again, but differently. Jean Cocteau

A Letter is a Joy of Earth- It is denied the Gods. Emily Dickinson